For the third or tenth or something year in a row, we are really struggling for flea and tick control. I think I’ve tried every herbal and non-poisonous method out there, and none of it came close to dealing with it.
I grew flea bane in our pastures. I’ve lined the dogs areas with a variety of herbs. I’ve tried DE and garlic and brewer’s yeast.
Then I tried drugs. Every single brand will work for maybe one cycle, and then stops. I have 6 dogs, a cat and sheeps and lots of birds.
We have to rotate them all very early, much earlier than designed, and it’s tricky, because we are poisoning the dogs and it’s easy to do too much too fast. We’ve only had the reaction once, but are so careful to watch for it again.
NH is number 2 in the nation for Lyme’s disease right now. I pull ticks off the dogs and myself every single day. It drives me nuts to see the dogs bothered, so it’s a horrible cycle to get into.